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Fall Harvest Festival at Allaire
September 30 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Harvest has been gathered and now it is time for the families of the Howell Iron Works to relax. Harvest festivals take place the world over. They usually fall near the Harvest Moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. It is a time of merriment, eating, music, contests of strength, games, and romance. Please join us in celebrating the harvest, bring your sweetheart and try your hand at cider pressing, games, dancing, and much more! Adults are $5, Children ages 5-12 years old are $3. (Children under 5 are free.) Wagon Rides additional cost $7 adults, $5 children. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This year the wagon rides are going to be on a timed ticket, so seats will be first come first serve.
In 2015, the Fall Festival at the Historic Village at Allaire was voted the #1 must see event on the Jersey Shore by the Asbury Park Press!
In 2015, Greener New Jersey Productions filmed a segment of their Open Spaces and Historic Spaces at our Fall Harvest Festival. Please feel free to visit their page to view their video and photo galleries.
Activities for the day include, but are not limited too:
- Blacksmith demonstratons: 11am to 4pm
- Militia Demonstrations: 11am to 4pm
- Hearth Cooking Demonstrations: 11am to 4pm
- House tours: 11am to 4pm
- Music demonstrations at Mr. Allaire’s Home: noon to 4pm.
- Mr. Allaire’s house is open for tours: 11am to 3:30pm
- Apple cider pressing and apple snap: 11am to 4pm.
- Town ball and children’s games: 11am to 4pm.
- Horse and Wagon Rides: 12pm to 3pm.
- Storytelling in the Enameling Building: 12:30pm, 1:30, and 2:30pm
Ticket sales are non-refundable. Tickets are not mailed or emailed. They are held under your name for a reservation. Go to the pre-paid line at admissions to pick up your ticket.
The Historic Village at Allaire, the non profit living history museum receives no funding from the State of New Jersey and so relies on donations, admissions, and purchases made at the General Store and Bakery to continue teaching the public about life in New Jersey in 1836.